Bradford v Morecambe preview
Team news ahead of Tuesday’s League Two clash between Bradford
and Morecambe at Coral Windows Stadium.
Bradford manager Phil Parkinson will make a late decision on
striker Nahki Wells for the home game with Morecambe.
Wells has been struggling with a hip injury and although he has
been given the all-clear to play, a second game in four days could
be too much for the Bermudian, who stepped off the substitutes’
bench for the final 20 minutes in the weekend win over Barnet.
Alan Connell started up front alongside James Hanson on
Parkinson must decide who to start with in goal. Jon McLaughlin
was given preference against Barnet, but Matt Duke has started four
of the Bantams’ league games this season and could return to the
Ricky Ravenhill is another player pushing for a recall. The
midfielder returned to the bench on Saturday following a knee
injury that has kept him sidelined since mid-April.
Fellow midfielder Ritchie Jones (ankle ligaments) has returned
to training, but is still unavailable.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has a selection of attacking options
at his disposal.
In response to the 4-0 derby defeat to Fleetwood, Bentley
introduced Stewart Drummond, Jack Redshaw and Jordan Burrow to his
starting line-up at Aldershot on Saturday.
However, the Shrimps drew a blank once more in a goalless draw
and that could mean recalls for any of Lewis Alessandra, Richard
Brodie or former Bradford loanee Kevin Ellison.
Bentley’s men have enjoyed themselves on their travels so far
this season, with returns on the road accounting for seven of their
eight points so far.
The game at Aldershot came on the back of consecutive 3-0 away
wins at Bristol Rovers and Exeter on the opening day.
Danny Carlton remains a long-term absentee with a knee